BZ-1A Pickup

Humbucking, soundhole-mount design with active electronics for bouzouki


BZ-1A converts your instrument's natural, resonant tone to a high-fidelity signal ready for an amp or audio mixer.


Neodymium magnets in an active, humbucking design bring a warm, clear, and strong amplified tone with plenty of depth.


BZ-1A offers a balanced output level between strings and installs without blocking the soundhole.

Features

Universal fit to almost any stepped-fingerboard bouzouki

Universal fit to almost any stepped-fingerboard bouzouki

The magnetic part of the pickup was developed to install in practically any bouzouki having a "step"—a flat surface at the end of the fingerboard. The clever design doesn’t block the soundhole of the bouzouki and doesn’t interfere with its resonance.

Wooden housing

Wooden housing

The magnetic element is encased in laminated birch with an elegant and stylish black plastic cap. This lightweight assembly achieves maximum tonal sensitivity.

Active design

Active design

The built-in preamplifier reduces noise and eliminates string grounding. The pre-amp also shapes the tone of the pickup specifically for bouzouki. The pickup requires 2 CR2032 batteries for operation. 

Neodymium magnets

Neodymium magnets

BZ-1A utilizes the power of neodymium magnets to provide a warm, clear, and strong amplified tone with plenty of depth.

Natural balanced sound

Natural balanced sound

BZ-1A offers a balanced output between strings, and captures and reproduces the natural, resonant tone of the bouzouki. 

Complete installation set

Complete installation set

The pickup features a single screw mount, a standard of many bouzouki pickups, and a pre-wired output jack.

Instructions

Follow our installation guide through the following steps:

Specifications

Specifications  
Weight 3.8g. / 0.137oz
Wood Birch
Impedance 3kΩ
Measurements
Specified part Letter Size in MM (from*) Size in MM (to*) Size in INCH (from*) Size in INCH (to*)
Pickup width with mounting plate a 38,0 38,1 1,496 1,500
Pickup width without mounting plate b 28,9 29,0 1,138 1,142
Pickup length  c 60,0 60,1 2,362 2,366
Jack socket length d 60,0 60,1 2,362 2,366
Mounting plate width e 9,2 9,3 0,362 0,366
Mounting plate thickness f 1,0 - 0,039 -
Pickup height without battery compartment g 18,9 19,0 0,744 0,748
Pickup height with battery compartment h 30,0 30,1 1,181 1,185
Mounting plate length i 32,3 32,4 1,272 1,276
Battery compartment diameter j

24,0

- 0,945 -
Lead wire length k 340,0 - 13,386 -
*Our handmade pickups may vary slightly in size due to the nature of the building

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